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Puri Tourism

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  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Puri is located on the eastern side of India in the province of Orissa. Lying on the coastal strip in the Puri district, the destination is 60 kilometre from the city of Bhubaneswar. This coastal city lies on the golden triangle of Orissa, connecting with Konark and Bhubaneswar.

The city of Puri is known for its historic immemorial, sanctorum, architectural magnificence, balanced climate and divine significance. Counted among the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus in India, the destination is a seat of Lord of Universe, Jagannath, as per testimony of Skanda Purana. Honoured with the famous Jagannath shrine, the spiritual city is also known as Jagannath Puri. Positioned along the coast of Bay of Bengal, the city is one of the frequented tourist destinations in India.

All the cities of the triangular axis have well-known pilgrimage venues, exotic landscapes, beaches, historical sites that attract travellers throughout the year. Besides, the destination is a repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd century B.C. This ancient town has ruins and testaments belonging to the period from 3rd century B.C. to 17th century A.D.

The spiritual city attracts devotees along with tourists from around the world for witnessing attractions like Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, Atharnala Bridge and Sudarshan Crafts Museum. The city also has the famous Sun Temple of Konark.

One of the major highlights of the city is Rath Yatra (Car or Chariot festival), which is hosted every year in the city. Puri Rath Yatra 2012 starts on 21st June at Jaganath Temple, Puri, Orissa. The festival marks the journey of Krishna known as Jaganath in this region, from Gokul to Mathura. Three huge chariots carrying the idols of Jaganath, his brother Balbadra, and his sister Subhadra are pulled along the streets from the Jaganath temple to the temple of Gundicha Mandir. On the ninth day, Rath Yatra is repeated in the opposite direction. Pilgrims and tourists throng to the destination to cherish the international event besides an annual Puri Beach Festival held in the month of November. 

The coastal city gained fame after Chodaganga Deva who built the temple of Purusottama Jagannath after winning a war. Over the years, association with Lord Rama, influenced renaming of city to Purusottama Kshetra, also known as Purusottama Puri, which exists as Puri at present.

Among well-known attractions in and around, Puri features Chilka Lake, a large inland salt-water lake, Puri Beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Childlike Wildlife Sanctuary. Over the years, the coastal city has emerged as an industrial centre with major industries like rice milling, handicrafts and fish curing.

The pleasant weather of the coastal city all round the year makes it an ideal destination for the travellers. With mild summers and cool winters, October to March is considered the best time to visit Puri.  
 

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Sudipta nayan Ghosh

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  • Sudipta nayan Ghosh
  • Lives in Barrackpore
  • 19 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  2858 readers

"A complete fun package" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
If u ever visit puri, i can bet one the fact that u will surely plan to come again. It's a complete package consisting of - religious places (jagannath temple), historical monuments (konark sun temple), fun destinations ( sea beach), shopping destinations ( swargadwar and the whole of puri itself).

Overall, had a really nice experience, planning to visit again soon.

And yup, Don't miss the khajas of Puri.
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Aniruddha Das

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  • Aniruddha Das
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 2 Reviews
  •  247 readers

"A Holy place with wonderful Beach" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
As all of your know puri is one of most hindu holy place in india. Several number of temples are situated here like jagannath temple, sun temple. The sun temple is one mysterious temple in india. It has so many local story also have historical importance.

Just reach at puri railway station. The auto driver or text driver will take you to the hotels and also tour company. They will plan for you. There is several tour packages around 200-500 per head for different places. Like chilka lake, sun temple, nandan kanan it is the asia's largest zoo. Buddhist temple like udaygiri, khandagiri.

Lastly the beach. At evening time you can hear the sound of sea wave. Wonderful sound. Sit on beach. The time will pass you can't get it.
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Kaushik Biswas

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  • Kaushik Biswas
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  10652 readers

"Enjoy seaside and visit Lord Jagannath temple" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Puri is the hot favorite beach holiday destination for the people of West Bengal and they don't require any review of this place; for the people from rest of India and world, is a nice place to be. Puri is terribly hot in summer time, so, if very high temperature annoys you, visit in winter. If ratha yatra isn't your goal, avoid Puri from one month before it, upto one month after it. Two to three nights is enough to enjoy here. Most hotels on the beach roar have direct sea view rooms, some don't, so, book your hotels as per your choice.
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Nilesh Marodia

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  • Nilesh Marodia
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Must visit place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
As it is said in hindu mythology about Chaar Dham "PURI" is one of them. Our family enjoyed this place for religious trip as well as a romantic trip. Actually we needed a leisure time in our life to stay together. The sunrise and sunset were so nice in the golden sky. The wave are sometimes wild and sometimes calm.
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Rishab Aggarwal

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  • Rishab Aggarwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  596 readers

"Religious place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Puri, a one of the beautiful religious place in Orissa. The beach side adventure + bhagwan Jagannath g k darshan. Its the unforgettable experience. That silence at beach corner gives immense pleasure. The atmosphere around is very clean and clear. The red sea and the gautam Buddha temple is very beautiful place to visit.
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Biku Behera

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  • Biku Behera
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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  •  3 helpful votes
  •  871 readers

"City of beach and temples" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri, orissa, India is one of the must go places during the year(specially in summer) where one can enjoy cool breaches of the bay of Bengal sea alongwith can visit The Lord Jagganath temple. It is a place where one can come with his/her family and stay for a week and enjoy the beauty of this religious city. I myself went their with my friends and stayed in a hotel straight in front of the beach. Hotels here have affordable charges. I went to visit the city with friends we visited many historic places, temples and the beach. One can easily come to this city during end of summer and have a gala time and can also be a part of world famous rath yatra and go home blessed by blessing of lord Jagannath. We thoroughly enjoyed this city and would recommend others to come and visit this blessed city.
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Kishore

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  • Kishore
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 14 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  4945 readers

"Puri masti"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri is a very special place. Specially known for lord Jagannath. Chilka lake, sun temple. I just relaxed and enjoyed bird watching and boating. Everything that I can enjoyed with my family I did.
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Debasish Mishra

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  • Debasish Mishra
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  1671 readers

"Beautiful sea and variety of food to enjoy"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
You get to see lord Jagannath and enjoy a beautiful sea what else you need. Buy a local tour package to visit places like Konark, Chilika, etc. Lots of variety of foods like chats, momos, samosa, dosa, fish and crab fry are available on the beach. In case you wanna shop cloth materials, you can even shops there from many local and govt shops.
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Sumit Jaiswal

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  • Sumit Jaiswal
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  •  18 helpful votes
  •  999 readers

"A place to be in the priority list"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Whenever I hear the name Puri, I just feel like being there. It's an awesome place to be. This place has an aura of it's own having the mix of holiness, beaches and many other historical monuments. The amount of peace you can feel in the Lord Jagannath's temple is tremendous.
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Juthika Mondalbera

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  • Juthika Mondalbera
  • Lives in Howrah
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1029 readers

"A trip with loads of fun"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to puri on 13th April. It's feel awesome when we see sea and hear the sound of weave. My 10 month old baby also was happy. We can see the sea from our hotel bed, so it's makes our mood fresh. Here weather was also good. Last but not the list Lord Jagannath! It's feel blessed when we enter to see God in the temple. We did shopping. We shop vegetables, fish, utensils, cloth Etc. There also lots of food at the beach. We stayed there for 7 days. Overall we enjoy a lot.
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